My husband Steve and I moved to the Lakes just over 12 years ago with our two children, Charlie and Olivia. We had previously emigrated to Australia, having lived in Cambridge for 12 years, but moved back to England after just one year as we felt we were too 'English' to live overseas. My husband, a professional hotelier, was soon offered a job in the Lakes which prompted our move North.
Whilst raising two small children I worked part time, but soon became restless sat behind a desk having previously worked all hours in the hospitality industry. I simply missed the buzz of that industry. One day in December 2008 Steve came home from work and announced he had found my next '10 year plan'. The following February we signed the paperwork and the adventure for "Laura in the Lakes" began.
Whilst completing my hotel management degree, I worked in Switzerland and then Brussels learning all about chocolate and patisserie. The skills and techniques which I have learnt I have been able to bring to the cafe to create our delicious bakes. Since opening "Laura in the Lakes" we have created numerous bakes (not all good, but we learnt from our mistakes!) and we continue to learn our craft as a team and regularly try to master new skills and techniques. We now have an extensive recipe book of the cakes, bakes and creations we have made and it is still continuing to grow!
We started Cakes From the Lakes after people kept telling us how good our products were. We thought we could give it a go and see if any local cafes or hotels would want to sell our products. Cakes from the Lakes is now going from strength to strength, supplying hotels, cafes and shops across the North Lakes. We are still continuing to expand our product range,whilst keeping the favourites we started with .
Cakes from the Lakes is an artisan baker in the lakes, producing cakes and gifts for cafes, restaurants and establishments with retail food sales using the finest of Lakeland produce where we can. Our latest lines include Tiffin gift boxes, which are available for tourists to take home or via our website for online sales. My ten year plan has now become my twenty year plan!!
Cakes From the Lakes, 43 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DS tel: 017687 75050 email: firstname.lastname@example.org